The Historic 1908 Courthouse serves as the Visitor Information Center for Grayson County Tourism. Find travel brochures and information on local attractions and lodging here. The Treasury Gift Shop features unique local crafts and gifts.The building hosts the Crossroads Museum and serves as the cultural center of Grayson County.
For a glimpse back in time, visit the Matthews Living History Farm Museum. This 21 acre demonstrative farm offers programs in gardening, antique
tractors, sheep shearing, craft demonstrations, open hearth cooking and
more. The farm is available to the public year round, please check the schedule for special events.
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is the place to learn a new craft or perfect your art. Their classes are small and the prices are reasonable. With over 20 classes available for beginners or advanced students there is something for everyone. Visit their website to learn more.
The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at mile marker 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The center includes an indoor theater, a gift shop, hiking trails, and the exhibit, "Roots of American Music". Every summer from May to October, some of the biggest names in old-time, bluegrass, country and roots music come to perform at the outdoor amphitheatre. Visit the website for the performance schedule. Bring a picnic and enjoy the best in traditional music!
Arts Council of the Twin Counties - Serving the City of Galax, Carroll County and Grayson County, this organization offers performing arts across the region. Visit the website to learn about year round events, such as; children's theater, winter concert series, arts in the schools, holiday extravaganzas and more..
Grayson County is a gateway community to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Access to the scenic route from Grayson County can be found south of Galax on Highway 89 or south of Sparta on US 21. Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway is a great way to relax and unwind. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and explore the trails and overlooks offered along the way.
Elk Creek Dragway is an 1/8th mile IHRA sanctioned Drag strip with phenomenal races. The track, which has been in operation since 1968, has proven to be a top choice for family entertainment. Don't forget to schedule some "race time" during your next vacation.
Do you enjoy reading while vacationing? Do your kids need some entertainment while you get some "down-time"? If so, check out the Grayson County Public Library for the latest book releases or summer time activities for kids.
During your stay, these regional attractions provide more opportunities for your family to enjoy the thriving arts & cultural scene of the region..